Articles for: Ayurvedic Health

According to Ayurveda, the mind is the primary cause of disease in the body. Mentally and emotionally, we create patterns of protective behavior that impact the body’s digestive system. It has been proven that 95% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, while the brain has only 5% of the body’s serotonin at any given time. Supporting mental health encompasses both the mind’s emotions and a thorough evaluation of digestive health.

Last Chance To Get Your Vitamin D Tested

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds North of Atlanta there are basically no UVB rays from the sun from October through April, which means your body can’t make vitamin D from the sun. Folks north of these latitudes should be eating lots of organ meats and fish liver oils – […]

Top Ten Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, and 22 seconds An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for the ingestion of melted ghee. Aside from being surprised by this seemingly unlikely protocol, many frown upon the use of ghee in general because it is a dairy […]

Lighten Up! Cleanse is Now Available All Year Long

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During the holidays it may have come to your attention that some of those family relations are still a little strained. Maybe the holidays have reminded you why you keep some distance from your wild and crazy kin. Interestingly, according to Ayurveda it is through these family relations – and […]

The New Source of Intelligence

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Recently, I reported on how the microbes in the gut have a measurable effect on the mind and mood. For example: In one study, the fecal matter from fearless mice was replaced with fecal matter from anxious mice. The result was that the fearless mice became anxious. When reversed, the […]

It’s All about the Bugs in Your Gut

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Perhaps the most exciting research in the field of health today concerns the bacteria that line our digestive tract. In fact, we have about ten times as many bacterial cells in the body as human cells! So, are we mostly human or mostly bacteria? No doubt we carry way more […]

The Gut Brain Bug Connection

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There are 100 million neurons embedded in the wall of the large intestine. Because of this, it is referred to as the second brain. There are trillions of microbes in the gut that manufacture 95% of the dopamine, serotonin and other brain chemicals and literally control our mood, mind and […]

The Magic of Yoga, Breathing and Meditation

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Do you prefer yoga to meditation? Or meditation to yoga? For many of us in the western world, moving our bodies is a lot easier than sitting with our unruly minds. For others, a daily yoga practice is just too much to ask, but meditation feels doable. With yoga, breathing […]